Kitchen & Bath Design News

MAR 2019

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Dates, Cities Set for KBDN Seminars EVANSTON, IL — Dates and cities have been set for the exclusive series of in-depth seminars to be present- ed by Kitchen & Bath Design News in key U.S. markets this year. KBDN's 2019 seminar series' theme, as in 2018, will be: "Inspiring Clients: The Very Latest Design, Product and Marketing Trends." Seminars are scheduled for the following months and markets, with specific locations and corporate sponsors soon to be announced: • April 11, Atlanta; • May 16, Boston; • June (TBD), Denver; • Sept. 19, Minneapolis; • Oct. 24, Chicago; • Nov. 14, Washington, DC. Aimed at kitchen and bath design professionals seeking to sharpen their design and prod- uct trend knowledge, KBDN's six-city seminar series will offer winning combinations of con- cepts, colors, textures, lighting and more to best fit the needs of today's most discerning clients. In addition, attendees will also be exposed to deeper explorations of emerg- ing marketing technologies – from making the most of websites to exploring new ways to create video to fully utilizing social media/online design platforms. The design and product trends segments of the seminars will once again be presented by Richard Anusz- kiewicz, an award-winning designer. Also returning to the seminar series will be KBDN busi- ness and technology columnist Eric Schimelpfenig, whose por- tion of the program will focus on how best to make the most of the latest marketing tools, particu- larly involving video, social media and website content. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn CEU credits from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of the Remod- eling Industry (NARI). Information about attendance and corporate spon- sorships will be announced shortly, or can be obtained by visiting www.KBDNseminars.com or contacting Paul DeGrandis at Paul@SOLAbrands.com. KBDN Call for 2019 Innovator Nominations EVANSTON, IL — Kitchen & Bath Design News has opened the nomination pro- cess for its popular "KBDN Innovators" program. For 2019, KBDN is once again reaching out to the kitchen and bath design community for nominations and recommendations for kitchen and bath professionals who are changing the face of the design industry. The recognition program will honor a fresh group of 50 top kitchen and bath professionals whose talents and efforts continue to move the industry forward. KBDN is seeking nominations of kitchen and bath dealers, designers and show - room professionals who have made a significant difference in the kitchen and bath industry through their leadership, business and design innovations and overall contributions to the kitchen and bath industry. "The kitchen and bath industry has a long history of honoring great design. But at KBDN, we feel it's equally important to recognize the designers who lead the way, raising up our industry not only through their passion for design, but through their business and technology skills, marketing savvy, educational efforts, community involvement, commitment to innovation and willingness to share their insights to help future generations of design professionals learn, grow and flourish," notes KBDN Editor Janice Costa. KBDN will be accepting nominations through June 3, 2019. Fifty leaders will be chosen by a team of industry experts along with the KBDN editors, and these 50 industry pros will be profiled in the October 2019 issue of the magazine. The 2019 KBDN Innovators nomination form can be found at http://www.kitchen bathdesign.com/kbdn50/. Entries must include a description of the nominee's professional career as well as recent accomplishments, along with information about why the nominee is a leader and innovator in the kitchen and bath industry right now. Self-nominations will be accepted. For additional information, contact KBDN Editor Janice Costa at Janice@ SOLAbrands.com. NeoCon Set for June in Chicago CHICAGO — Registration is now open for NeoCon 2019, a major annual platform for the commercial design trade. Scheduled for June 10-12 at The Mart in Chicago, the 51st edition of NeoCon will spotlight the latest products from leading and emerging companies, and also ex- plore a wide range of topics of interest to commercial designs, event organizers said. NeoCon attendees will have access to numerous floors of design resources, including permanent showrooms, the Mart's Design Center, LuxeHome and an array of indoor and outdoor installations focused on workplace, hospitality and residential, among other vertical markets. NeoCon registration, program details and additional information can be ac- cessed by visiting www.neocon.com. Tile of Spain Companies Showcase Latest Designs at CEVISAMA VALENCIA, SPAIN — CEVISAMA, the International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, enjoyed a record-breaking turnout for its 37th edition. Held at the Feria Valencia center in Valencia, Spain from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, the show boasted 542 Spanish exhibitors and an attendance of more than 94,000 industry professionals from over 65 countries. Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers' Association (ASCER) President Vicente Nomdedeu reviewed 2018 production, sales and export figures during his introduc- tion at the show, highlighting a 2% sales increase from 2017, with approximately 75% of sales made abroad. This included 187 countries worldwide, with a 1% export growth from 2017. U.S. sales experienced particular growth, Nomdedeu noted, with an increase of 11.8% and a total export percentage of 18.3%. The show also featured the 15th anniversary of the Trans-Hitos Exhibition of Ce- ramics for Architecture, a series of five unique yet connected spaces titled "Agora," after the Greek word for an open meeting place. Pictured is the third space, House of Cards, designed by Jesús Olavarri and Paula García of Nihil Estudio, the winning project of the Trans-Hitos competition jointly promoted by ASCER, CEVISAMA and the Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica (ITC). The 'Agora' exhibit functioned as a meeting place at CEVISAMA 2019. This project, titled 'House of Cards,' was constructed of large-format ceramic slabs water jet cut in the exact proportions of poker cards. Anuszkiewicz Schimelpfenig 16 Kitchen & Bath Design News • March 2019 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET

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